70's Rock Tone At Lower Volume/which Marshall

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  1. 05645

    05645 New Member

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    Good afternoon, all, new member, first post. I'm in my 60's, and mostly play in my home music room or out jamming with friends; I'm playing my 59 LP Special, 2014 LP Classic, 2007 57 reissue Strat, and 2007 MIM Tele through a Deluxe Reverb and a Vox AC15C1.
    I've wanted a Marshall for those classic 70's tones that can do so at a lower volume in a small room (14 x 14) I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the different models; what models would the group recommend? Thanks for the join
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    This is easy, 6100.
     
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    Marshall Origin series.
     
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    JMP 2204 Master volume. It does 70’s rock at decent volume. You’ll pay but it’s worth it.
     
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    DSL40CR.
     
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    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    Vintage Modern 2266 head (available on used market only)
    Vintage Modern 2266C combo with stock 2x12 G12C speakers (available on used market only)
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    Mini Jubilee. You can run it 5 watt mode and it will play nicely with your guitars.
     
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    Astoria Custom. It’s the real deal with no compromises.
     
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    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    As you can already see, you're going to get hit with many suggestions. It may help if you elaborated a little further on your needs. Are you looking to buy a new amp, or used (many are only available used)? Do you need a multi-channel amp, or just a single channel? Do you need a built in solo (volume) boost? Are you looking for a head, a combo, or either? This type of info can help weed out amps that don't fit what your looking for.
     
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    I will add- what groups or songs do you want to play? For instance, Black Sabbath tones are going to be different than the Eagle's. We can make recommendations that may somewhat cover both, but if you prefer one spectrum of tone over the other; it will help to know that preference.
     
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    Looks like you’re getting every amp recommendation under the sun. More info will help narrow down the options:
    - Budget?
    - Combo vs head/cab?
    - Number of channels?
    - Loop and reverb?
    - What songs are you trying to emulate? Classic 70’s means different things to different people.
     
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    IMHO JVMs have a more modern tone compared to the classic Marshalls. The midrange peak is in a different location.
     
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  15. Len

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    I’m not blaming the amp. Different amps have different tones. You can’t make a Mesa sound exactly like a Marshall. In this case you cannot make a JVM sound exactly like a JTM.
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    :yesway:

    Short of going the NMV route (JTM45/1987/1959), this is probably going to be your best bet based on what you've already said. Though, I agree with the others in saying that a little more information would help narrow things down a bit. There are other terrific options out there like the YJM100 or Astoria, but you'll be looking at higher costs. On the lower end of the spectrum, you might want to consider the new Origin, but I admittedly do not have any experience with that amp, and based on clips I've heard, I'm not sure I'm comfortable recommending it.

    Questions to consider:

    * Budget
    * Needs
    * Desires (as silly as it sounds, don't overlook this component)
     
  17. 05645

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    Hey, thanks; I'd prefer new, a head ( I have a 4x12 Marshall Vietnam cabinet) 1 or 2 channels is fine, I prefer a model with a master volume to blend the "dirt"
    I don't need effects built in, I play blues/classic rock, no metal or heavy distortion needed. I have a number of good pedal including an Ibanez tube screamer, so need for built in boost. I don't really want to spend $2k, but if that's what it takes, then so be it. In a perfect world this amp would sound like Gary Richrath playing his LP in REO; I want that kind of tone in my music room at a reasonable volume. Thanks a bunch!
     
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    Origin 20 Head...
     
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    Buy a Zvex double rock pedal and push the Deluxe reverb with it. If that isn’t Marshall enough push the AC 15 with it. If that isn’t the tone you are chasing return the pedal then invest in another amp. Marshall’s need to be played loud to shine imo. This pedal will allow the Marshall tone at low volumes and the two channel multi option drive or boost configuration gives you 3 stages of gain

    Set one for low gain psuedo jrm45 AC/DC
    Set one for med gain psuedo Plexi Led Zep

    Engage both for solo
     
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    I knew what you were getting at. Disregard my post. It was over done.:D
     

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